Reading Lists

Kids' Top 100 Books The National Education Association compiled this list in 2000 from an online survey.

Teachers' Top 100 Books This list, from the National Education Association, was compiled from an online survey in 2007. Parents and teachers will find it useful in selecting quality literature for children.

Newbery Award Books  The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Caldecott Award Winners The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Kids Read Kidsread is a site on the web for kids to find info about their favorite books, series and authors. Reviews of the newest titles, interviews with the authors and special features on great books are their specialties. They have trivia games, word scrambles and contests.

Reading Rockets Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.

Jane Addams Award The Jane Addams Children's Book Awards are given annually to the children's books published the preceding year that effectively promote the cause of peace, social justice, world community, and the equality of the sexes and all races as well as meeting conventional standards for excellence.

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year by the American Library Association.